The Smoked Miser, or The Benefit of Hanging

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The Smoked Miser, or The Benefit of Hanging is a comic dramatic sketch (or farce) in one act by Douglas Jerrold (1803 – 1857)[1].

The original text

A farce about a miser tries to marry off his ward to advantage. First performed at Sadlers Wells on 23 June, 1823 and published in London by J. Duncombe, [183-?]

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1830: Played on 7 August by the All the World's a Stage in the African Theatre, as afterpiece to The Flying Dutchman, or the Phantom Ship (Fitzball).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 214,

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